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Last Updated: November 14, 2005

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Aerial Imagery
Fire Photos

Fuel Moisture Content (FMC) Map

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Images by Jim Samuelson, jim@fotoescape.com

I shot this from just below the Valley View casino off Lake Wholford Road of the Paradise fire while it was still burning. It is 8 images stitched together and the entire field of view is burned. I live in Pauma Valley and my home was spared, although the fire came within a kilometer of it. --Jim

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Sunday morning from our bedroom - 2:30am

Going strong in the river bottom - 10:00am

Checking in on Don across the street - 10:30am

First air support - 11:18am

Don in his yard - 12:30pm



Other Images

Animals survived after the fires. The following photo was taken on November 12, 2003
(two weeks after the wildfires). The picture shows two mid-size animals standing on the top
of the mountain (the red circle) near Highway 15.

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This is the zoomed-in photo.


Airborne firefighting (Lake Morena, Campo, 2004)

UH-1H Super Huey helicopter

Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane




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